Cuban military Antonov An-26 crashed killing 8 on board

Cuban military Antonov An-26 crashed killing 8 on board

April 30, 2017

Cuban military plane crashed into a mountain yesterday in the western province of Artemisa resulting 8 fatalities.

The military said in a written statement that the Soviet-made AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport outside Havana at 6:38 a.m. local time and crashed into a hillside outside the town of Candelaria about 40 miles away.

“The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died,” the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.

“A commission of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces is investigating the causes of the accident.”

The majority of planes flown in Cuba were produced in the Soviet Union. Antonov produced the AN-26 planes in Kiev between 1969 and 1986.

 

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